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altĭlis , e, adj. alo.
I. Pass.
A. Fattened, esp. of domestic animals (syn. saginatus): “boves,Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 20: “cochleae,Plin. 9, 56, 56, § 174: “avium altilium,Vulg. 3 Reg. 4, 23.—Hence, absol.: altilis (sc. avis), a fattened bird, esp. of fowls: “satur altilium,Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 35: “minor altilis,Juv. 5, 168; 5, 115: “carnes altilium,Vulg. Ez. 39, 18; and neutr.: “altilia: tauri mei et altilia occisa sunt,ib. Matt. 22, 4.—
B. Fat, full, large: “gallina,Plin. 10, 50, 71, § 139; so id. 17, 24, 37, § 220; Auct. Priap. 32.—Of plants: “asparagi,Plin. 19, 4, 19, § 2.—Of athletae: “homines,Tert. Spect. 18.—*
C. In Plaut. once trop. for rich, abundant: divitiis maximis, dote altili atque opimā, a fat and rich dowry, Plaut. Cist. Fragm. ap. Non. 72, 18; cf. id. Capt. 2, 2, 31.—*
II. Act., nutritive, nourishing: “sanguis,Macr. S. 7, 4.
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